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Defence Estate Quality Management System (DEQMS) Davis Langdon Certification Services

Acquisition Project

The management of acquisition projects is the responsibility of Property Management Branch within Infrastructure Division.

Defence acquires property in accordance with the Lands Acquisition Act 1989 (LAA):

  • Property may be acquired by the compulsory process, by agreement where the property is available in the market or by agreement where the property is not available in the market.
  • Compulsory acquisition of real property must be approved by the Finance Minister or, as currently delegated, the Special Minister of State, and compensation is payable in such circumstances.
  • Defence currently has LAA delegation to acquire real property, other than land in a public park, where the interest is available in the market.
  • Defence does not have LAA delegation to acquire real property where the interest is not available in the market, the delegation resides with the Department of Finance and Deregulation.

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Version No: 3.0 | Last Updated: Feb 17 | Next Review: Jul 17
Technical Authority: ASPM
Subject Matter Expert: DPAMNT